- a form of financial aid awarded to a student studying for a graduate degree at a college or university in which the student assists a professor, usually in academic or laboratory work.
Origin of assistantship
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I am offered a lectureship here with an ample salary, or an assistantship on equal terms, by Trent.The Doctor
He had already been almost promised an assistantship to the head of the Educational District.The Created Legend
The word came hard as though the fact of an assistantship were at the least distasteful.Where I Wasn't Going